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FirstGroup bosses call for talks after solid strike of bus drivers in Manchester

24 May 2016
Some 150 bus drivers joined the picket line at FirstGroup’s Manchester Queen’s Road depot on Tuesday in a row over changes to conditions and bargaining procedures.

Manchester march is our chance to step up the fightback

22 September 2015
New Tory attacks will make life harder for the poorest people in Britain.

Building resistance to the Tories means making the Manchester march massive

01 September 2015
Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign for the Labour leadership has captured ordinary people’s deep-seated anger with the austerity consensus.

Fascists are outnumbered in Manchester

25 August 2015
Some 200 anti-fascists saw off around 40 Nazis from the National Front, North West Infidels and Combat 18 in Manchester last Saturday.

Momentum is building for a mass anti-Tory demo on 4 October in Manchester

18 August 2015
Activists across Britain are gearing up for a week of protest outside the Tory Party conference in Manchester in October.

Rage as Manchester council moves to ban homelessness camp

04 August 2015
Manchester's homeless people and their supporters took it to the streets last Saturday after the city council was granted an injunction banning protest camps in the city centre.

Let’s build a mass snub for Tories in Manchester this October

21 July 2015
A mood of resistance is building in Manchester ahead of the Tory Party conference, which will be held there in October.

Manchester city square campers call for homes for homeless

12 May 2015
Around 200 people rallied in central Manchester last Saturday in solidarity with homeless people and supporters camped out in the town square.

Taking on the Nazis in Greater Manchester

06 August 2013
Around 35 people joined a protest in Leigh, near Wigan, called by Unite Against Fascism.

Manchester march defends library

23 April 2013
Angry chants rang through the streets of Levenshulme, south Manchester, on Sunday as a march against cuts wound its way to the threatened library and Arcadia sports facility.

A story of services threatened by the axe

05 April 2013
The campaigns to save libraries threatened with closure in Manchester teamed up on Saturday of last week, to build a“pop-up library” for storytelling in Piccadilly Gardens.

Protest for health workers called in Bolton

12 January 2013
Health workers in Bolton, Greater Manchester, are beginning a campaign against attacks on their jobs.

Radical surgery: snapshots from the fight to save the NHS

31 December 2012
Twenty five years ago this month 38 nurses from North Manchester General Hospital went on strike. They sparked a wave of action that spread across Britain and lasted the rest of the year.

Solidarity protests for Palestine in London, Manchester, Nottingham

16 November 2012
London Up to 2,000 people gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Kensington on Thursday night to demonstrate their fury and disgust at the attacks on Gaza.

Lecturers fight back over the victimisations at MMU

13 November 2012
A packed branch meeting of the UCU union at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) voted unanimously to ballot for strikes against the victimisation of union officers last week.

Socialists standing in by-elections

13 November 2012
Voters were set to go to the polls this week in the Manchester Central by-election and the election for Bristol mayor. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing candidates in both.

More join healthcare protests as bosses' NHS lies unravel

09 October 2012
Up to four accident and emergency departments could close at hospitals in Greater Manchester—along with ten maternity wards. Twelve hospitals in the area are "under review" as part of the attack.

Manchester lobby against mental health cuts

02 October 2012
Workers and service users lobbied against cuts to community and mental health budgets in Manchester last week.

Three cleared of armed robbery in Anthony Grainger case

25 September 2012
Three men have been cleared of armed robbery at a trial in Manchester relating to an operation that led to Anthony Grainger being shot dead by police.

Lecturers' pensions action suspended

18 September 2012
The UCU union’s dispute over the USS pensions scheme in older universities has been suspended for talks, following a meeting in Manchester last Thursday.

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